Post-war Counterinsurgency and the SAS, 1945-1952: A Special Type of Warfare, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Post-war Counterinsurgency and the SAS, 1945-1952

A Special Type of Warfare, 1st Edition

By Tim Jones


256 pages

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This work details the state of British counterinsurgency knowledge by 1945, and shows how wartime special forces and unconventional warfare affected many postwar counterinsurgencies. The vital role of the Special Air Service (SAS) is revealed here for the first time.


'Tim Jones' volume, which gewr out of his 1992 Kings College, University of London doctoral disseratation is an example of not only the fine work being done in the department of War studies there but also of the kinds of questions younger scholars are now asking in what could be called the second generation studies.'

Richard Dale, The Journal of Conflict Studies

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This thorough work is strongly recommended for those interested in modern counterinsurgency and its early development in the British military.

- The Journal of Military History

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Military History and Policy

This series publishes studies on historical and contemporary aspects of land power, spanning the period from the eighteenth century to the present day, and will include national, international and comparative studies. From time to time, the series will publish edited collections of essays and ‘classics’.

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HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security